But banking on a phenomenal performance in the last domestic season, all-rounder J P Yadav is determined to make a comeback to the national team.
With India desperately seeking an all-rounder for their One-day team, the 30-year-old, an accomplished batsman, has improved his bowling skills to a great extent so that if given a chance he can serve the country on a long run.
"I think I have done quite well this season, both with the bat and the ball. I am hoping to get a look in from the selectors as they have seen my performance," said Yadav, who played a crucial role in his side Railways lifting the Ranji Trophy.
The player's recent performances speak volume of his potential as a high quality all-rounder since in the last 12 matches he has captured 56 wickets, the highest in the domestic season, besides scoring a whopping 629 runs with the bat.
Yadav never got a chance to play for the country again since being dropped after featuring in two One-dayers against the West Indies in 2002, but he seems to have taken this in his stride.